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SPECIAL NEEDS DENTISTRY

We treat ALL children with special healthcare needs as well as treat children with complex medical needs such as Autism and Intellectual Disability/Developmental disability. We will work with the child’s pediatricians and medical specialists to make sure they get the safest, most effective dental care tailored to the unique needs of their child.

One of the most challenging things about taking your kids to the dentist, is getting past their basic fears and anxiety about a stranger using big, scary, metal tools in your mouth. So, if your child has nerves about their appointment, they are not alone! Read more below to find out what kinds of special needs we are able to accommodate. If you don’t see it listed, but your child does have an issue you’d like to address with us, just give us a call and we can chat!

ADHD, fear of loud noises and tools, sensitive teeth and anxiety?

It’s nothing we haven’t seen and handled before! Our team of dentists and hygienists are specially trained to work with children to help them overcome their issues and fears.

We use traditional comforting tactics and do our best to make children feel at ease when they’re in our office. General dentist offices can feel cold and scary – our Pediatric Dentistry Locations have bright colors on the walls, plenty of toys and all your kids’ favorite movies, tv shows and music! To show your child how fun our office can be, feel free to come by our office for a tour before your appointment!

It’s okay to bribe them, we have stickers, too!

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Meet Our Solomon Dentists

Jillian Byrd
Jillian ByrdDMD General Dentist
Dr. Jillian is a NC native who graduated from UNC – Chapel Hill. In 2013 she graduated MUSC Dental School followed by a fellowship in Pediatric and Community Oral Health from The Ohio State University. Since then she has been providing oral health care to kids of the Low Country in a fun and personable way. Dr. Jillian stresses the importance of taking time to give each child the best experience possible. When Dr. Jillian is not at Solomon Kids, she enjoys spending time with her dogs and practicing Aerial Arts!

FUN FACT: Dr. Jillian also has a Masters in Forensic Science and was a member of a Cold Case Homicide Team. She also worked with MUSC Forensic Pathology assisting them with Forensic Odontology cases!

Rachel Gentz
Rachel GentzDMD Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Rachel Gentz completed her undergraduate studies at Case Western Reserve University, and then dental school at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Following dental school, she completed 2 years of post-doctorate specialty training in pediatric dentistry at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Rachel Gentz also completed a Masters of Science in Pediatrics at OSU and focused her research on Dental Sedation.
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Our Promise to You

Our pediatric dentist aren’t just experts at treating the common pediatric dental conditions listed above, they also have extensive training and experience in treating complex dental issues, and working with children who have severe behavioral or medical issues. If you have questions about an issue that wasn’t listed above, don’t hesitate to give Summerville’s leading dentist for kids call so we can properly understand and address your problems!